Vilhelm Hammershøi, Self-portrait. The Cottage Spurveskjul, 1911

About Vilhelm Hammershøi

Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) is certainly among the preeminent Danish artists from the late 19th and early 20th century, and his reputation has reached further beyond his native soil than that of any other Danish painter.

 

Hammershøi was born and lived in Copenhagen and is known for his many paintings of Copenhagen interiors and landscapes poised somewhere between the dreamlike and the realistic. But he also travelled frequently to many destinations within Europe.

Vilhelm Hammershøi

Portrait film

The film gives a short insight to the artist Hammershøi´s life and art.

 

He challenged his contemporaries with his mysterious universe and his stringent and dreamy pictures still fascinates.

Hammershøi - Biography

Biography

Born in Copenhagen in 1864. Died in 1916. Get an overview of what lies in between.

Living inside the painting

Living inside the painting

Hammershøi’s homes served a dual function: as his studio and as subject matter.

Arrangements

Arrangements

A stringent composition based on an arrangement of colours, surfaces, lines, and atmosphere.

Myths without Narratives

Myths without Narratives

The painting Artemis is atypical of Hammershøi’s overall oeuvre.

Landscapes

Landscapes

Hammershøi’s landscapes are both sober and dreamlike.